by Blackbird Designs
30 ct Dye Pot linen
Sunday my furry cuddle bug, Jibby, and I snuggled most of the afternoon watching old black and white movies from the 50's and I started a new project. It was a great way to spend an afternoon after I washed sweaters and did some general cleaning. This is yet another "patriotic" stitch that I have been wanting to do, so I was happy to pull everything I needed for it from my overwhelming stash of "to-do's". But, like I said, no pressure here, I am going to enjoy the journey. Well, I did until this little fellow showed up......
Yup, I know some of you have been unfortunate to receive a visit by Mr Frog himself, too. As you see that purple border, well it was suppose to be separated into two lines not one big bulky one....ugh!!!!!! I wish the tooth fairy or Peter Cottontail showed up instead, but I guess it was my turn for the grinch of frogs to visit me. At least I caught my mistake before it became a monsterous disaster and had most of it done. I need to rip out the star, too.
Onto other things, here is a not so perfect photo of an old quilt I happened along on a visit to one of my favorite thrift stores. A steal of a deal for only $6.99. You can't even buy a yard of fabric for that today. I love the red baskets and this was a treasure find for me. It had never been washed by the looks of it. Not that it was dirty because it wasn't but it wasn't puckered as cotton tends to do once it is washed. So as soon as I got it home I threw it into the washer and here it is. Love it!!! Pretty and simple.
Here is my favorite son, or young man, Brayden. He is my near perfect boy, he is awesome at everything he does. He amazes me everyday. He gets straight A's in all of his classes, and they aren't easy classes. Which makes me glad he is getting some college credit for his hard work.
Here are a few samples of his artwork. He loves being crafty, too, just not with needle and thread! Maybe someday.......one never knows!
Not sure who this is, but most likely an athlete, he absolutely loves the game of basketball and he is a go getter at this sport, too.
Hope you are staying warm and healthy. Until next time......